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31 May 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
BlackroseMD1, I'd suggest getting this: Welcome to Corsair :: H50 Product Information

or at least a very good air cooled heatsink for your processor. I know there's a Fry's down there in SD and Best Buy is almost like Starbucks--just about everywhere. The Corsair goes for $80. I have one and have my processor slightly overclocked right now (3.2GHz now, 3.0GHz stock) and load temps never get above 38C when I game for any length of time.
Wow...that's awesome...and cheap. If they have it for in-store pickup, I'm ordering it right now.
There are others for about the same price point, noteably the Domino A.L.C. (CoolIT Systems), but the Corsair is in the stores (I bought mine at Best Buy). I haven't seen the Domino in the stores, only online.

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31 May 2010   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

That H50 looks awesome, and is well priced. The review I'm reading though (although from 2009) says that it only comes with backplates for LGA775 and 1366. I'll have to call Fry's tomorrow and ask them if they now come with 1156 backplates.
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01 Jun 2010   #13

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

On overclocking forums the general consensus is that ~ 90C-100C is the upper limits of these cores (eg: Overclockers Forums - View Single Post - Normal temp range for the i5-750) however, always keep in mind what Intel has to say: IntelĀ® Coreā„¢ i5 Processor I5-750 - SLBLC.

You really need to back off that OC until you get yourself proper cooling. If for some reason (price/worry about water) you decide against that H50, then there are better air cooler. For instance, my Venomous X was only 60 something, and it's better, by ~ 20C (review: Thermalright Venomous-X review), than the MU 120 listed in the review of the H50: Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review - Results, and a "What If" Scenario - Legit Reviews
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01 Jun 2010   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
On overclocking forums the general consensus is that ~ 90C-100C is the upper limits of these cores (eg: Overclockers Forums - View Single Post - Normal temp range for the i5-750) however, always keep in mind what Intel has to say: IntelĀ® Coreā„¢ i5 Processor I5-750 - SLBLC.

You really need to back off that OC until you get yourself proper cooling. If for some reason (price/worry about water) you decide against that H50, then there are better air cooler. For instance, my Venomous X was only 60 something, and it's better, by ~ 20C (review: Thermalright Venomous-X review), than the MU 120 listed in the review of the H50: Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU Water Cooling Kit Review - Results, and a "What If" Scenario - Legit Reviews
I've always been a bit concerned with water cooling, as it just seems like a huge gamble to me. The H50 seems kind of like a beginners water cooling kit, which I like. The review I read on it mentioned that you have to have a fan pulling in...I only have the 1 120mm fan as of now, so that could be an issue. I'm not averse to cutting a space in the side of the comp for another 120mm fan though.

I'm pretty much a noob in the OC scene, but it's something that I am really interested in. I like seeing how far I can push things. As of now, I think I am going to leave my chip OC'd to 3.00 on stock until I decide to go get this H50 (or something similar).

I don't really think that my chip is going to fry out in the meantime...if I'm wrong, I'll just have to go out and get another chip/mobo.

Thanks for all the advice guys.
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01 Jun 2010   #15

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
... The review I read on it mentioned that you have to have a fan pulling in...I only have the 1 120mm fan as of now, so that could be an issue. I'm not averse to cutting a space in the side of the comp for another 120mm fan though...
The H50 installs where the rear chassis fan resides. Normally this chassis fan pulls air from the case and pushes it out the rear.

For the H50, you invert the rear chassis fan, so it's pulling air into the case and onto the radiator. If you were to install a second fan, it would be in front of the radiator pulling air from the radiator pushing it towards the cpu.

At first it doesn't make sense because we always want to get rid of the hot air inside our case, but if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. You don't want hot case air blowing on your radiator.

There's no need to cut anything. Read the full review in the link I gave... it'll explain it all in detail.
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01 Jun 2010   #16

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
... The review I read on it mentioned that you have to have a fan pulling in...I only have the 1 120mm fan as of now, so that could be an issue. I'm not averse to cutting a space in the side of the comp for another 120mm fan though...
The H50 installs where the rear chassis fan resides. Normally this chassis fan pulls air from the case and pushes it out the rear.

For the H50, you invert the rear chassis fan, so it's pulling air into the case and onto the radiator. If you were to install a second fan, it would be in front of the radiator pulling air from the radiator pushing it towards the cpu.

At first it doesn't make sense because we always want to get rid of the hot air inside our case, but if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. You don't want hot case air blowing on your radiator.

There's no need to cut anything. Read the full review in the link I gave... it'll explain it all in detail.
Thanks for that Fumz...makes much more sense now. I'm thinking I may run down and get the H50 tomorrow...I can always put off upgrading the GPU until next month. lol
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01 Jun 2010   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Some reviews, you can compare with other air cooling choices (including Hyper 212+).

Tweaktown

Guru3D

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01 Jun 2010   #18

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Some reviews, you can compare with other air cooling choices (including Hyper 212+).

Tweaktown

Guru3D

A Guy
The Guru3D review was the review I had read before...I like the tweaktown review because it actually has benchmarks. Seems like the H50 is a pretty good buy.

I'm starting to think that I should just have my paycheck sent to Fry's, as they seem to get most of it anyway.
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01 Jun 2010   #19

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Looks like it comes with the 1156 bracket too, as would be expected. Good info at their website, awards links to reviews, and there are vids.

Corsair H50

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01 Jun 2010   #20

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Looks like it comes with the 1156 bracket too, as would be expected. Good info at their website, awards links to reviews, and there are vids.

Corsair H50

A Guy
It's definitely looking like what I'm going to buy. Watercooling without all the hassle. This CPU is looking like a better overclocker than I thought it would be (seen people get it up to 3.8 stable), and the H50 could last for a CPU upgrade or two.
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